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Use Protection: Free T-shirt When You Join · May 27, 2014



It’s free t-shirt time! Our summer member drive begins today and features a limited-edition Use Protection shirt for free when you join or renew. Together we protect each other, our climbing areas, and our heritage. This drive ends on June 2nd. Join the Club and get a Use Protection t-shirt today!

Explore Exhibit: Desert Pioneers · May 20, 2014


The AAC Library recently acquired the archives of desert climbers Harvey Carter, Eric Bjornstad, and Huntley Ingalls. Among these rare and significant collections are hundreds of unpublished artifacts and photographs that inspired us to create Desert Pioneers. This online exhibit features never-before-seen media and tells the story of a once-alien landscape that is now a bastion of American climbing. 

Experience Desert Pioneers.

Photo Contest: How Do You Use Protection? · May 19, 2014

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How do you use protection?

We’re kicking off this week with a chance to win sweet protection gear of your choice from our partner, Black Diamond Equipment Ltd!

Submit your photo.

Limited-Edition 2014 AAJ Hardcover Upgrade · May 13, 2014


The 2014 American Alpine Journal is at the printer!

New this year for AAC members is a Limited-Edition Hardcover upgrade. Instead of receiving the standard AAJ this summer, consider spending $45 to receive something extra special. Only 200 copies of this collector’s edition will be printed—and only 100 are for sale. Each copy features the Mt. Whitney artwork below and is hand-numbered and signed by artist Jeremy Collins on the inside cover. It is a fine addition to any climber’s shelf.

Read our latest interview with Jeremy on our blog, Inclined.

ICM Application Period is Open · May 6, 2014


The 2014 International Climber’s Meet application period is now open. Join us in Yosemite October 6-11. Visit our website for more information.